30 Mar Wine Wednesday: Epiphany Revelation Rhone Red Blend 2011 ($45)
This Week In Red Wine: Epiphany Revelation Rhone Red Blend 2011 ($45)
“Fess Parker’s sister winery hits a savory home run with this blend of Syrah and Grenache…” – Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Gold Medal – 2016
Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points (2014), 90 Points (2008), 87 Points (2009, 2010)
Robert Parker of Wine Advocate – 90 Points
Best Wines Under $50 – 2016
Best Red Blends & Red Wines of the Year – 2016
Epiphany wines are regarded as esoteric Rhone-based varietals and blends. Created by Eli Parker, of Fess Parker, initially Epiphany was meant to be a creative outlet for Eli, but as the years progressed, great things continued to happen. Eli paved the way and took on the role of Brand Visionary, bringing on board winemaker Blair Fox to take the lead at the winery. The grapes for the 2011 Epiphany Revelation wine were selected from two great vineyards: Rodney and Camp Four in the Santa Ynez Valley.
The well received, 2011 Epiphany Revelation red wine displays aromatic notes of blackberry, bay leaf, star anise, and white pepper. Its flavors reveal plush texture that delivers lengthy notes of blackberry liqueur, black pepper, dark chocolate and baking spices – a truly pleasurable wine.
With a suggested retail price of $45, the 2011 Epiphany Revelation Red can be found for as cheap as $31 which is a whopping 31% OFF! With less than 400 cases of the 2011 vintage red wine produced, you’ll want to act quickly before others get wind of this awesome buy and snap up all of the remaining bottles! If you’re unable to find a bottle 2011 wine, be on the look out for the 2012 vintage, which now includes 46% Syrah, 45% Grenache and 9% Petite Sirah. Also be on the lookout for the 2013 vintage red blend, which is scheduled for release in March of 2016.
Feel free to enjoy the Revelation Red blend now or as Robert Parker of Wine Advocate says, allow it to “evolve nicely for another 4-6 years.” For those who like to enjoy food with their wine, we recommend the following meaty dishes: TheGrape’s BBQ New York Steak recipe or pork chops with cranberries and pear. Two other great alternatives are a roasted tomato and Brie dip or tofu, veggies and peanut stir-fry.
Wine Region: Santa Barbara (Central Coast), California
Wine Grapes: 62% Syrah, 38% Grenache
Style: Full-bodied, Complex & Smooth
Drinks Like: Bedrock Syrah Carneros Hudson Vineyard South T’n’S-Block 2012 ($55), Chateau Cabrieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 ($75)
Food & Wine Pairings: BBQ New York Steak – Click To View Recipe
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Tonight, enjoy a bottle of the 2011 Epiphany Revelation Red – a delicious, multi-layered, Rhone-style wine with smooth appeal. Swirl, sniff and savor elements of blackberries, blueberries, black currant, and peppercorns, layered with notes of thick dark chocolate and spiced timber. This Grape Certified Gold wine will definitely satisfy your palate. Feel free to enjoy the Revelation Red blend now or as Robert Parker of Wine Advocate says, allow it to "evolve nicely for another 4-6 years."
Wine Enthusiast calls this wine a home run and although this wine is amazing on its own, thegrape found it to be equally satisfying with food. For those who like to enjoy food with their wine, we recommend the following meaty dishes: TheGrape’s BBQ New York Steak recipe or pork chops with cranberries and pear. Two other great alternatives are a roasted tomato and Brie dip or tofu, veggies and peanut stir-fry. Enjoy!